25 October 2011
10 October 2011
8 October 2011
29 September 2011
I'm not a weaver. But I always admire weavers for their intricate job and creativity to produce such beautiful fabrics with tight restrictions compared to printed textiles.
And I purchased this book "Designing Woven Fabrics" by Janet Phillips from UK last month. The book is full of colour pictures of gorgeous fabrics which were designed and hand woven by the author.
The most interesting part for me so far (maybe because I cannot weave) is in the section "Design Criteria" and on "Designing Stripes and Checks". I found the author uses Fibonacci number sequence when designing stripes and checks! Does every designer use this as one of those golden rules? I didn't know how you could apply this mathematical formula to designing because I didn't take official design course? Anyway, this small discovery made me happy because I don't want to trust my sense all the time. Now I have another guideline to follow :)
3 September 2011
22 July 2011
I've been fascinated by beautiful checks/plaids recently, and tried designing one myself. I liked the soft and delicate colourway and hope you like it too.
Check is such a simple and classic pattern and yet the possibility of colour combination and line arrangement is unlimited. I sometimes feel overwhelmed and stuck when I have too many options available (generally) but it's a good fun if I have a colour palette on a certain theme.
20 July 2011
15 July 2011
These pictures are from when I was looking for the right “Red” for one of my customers. But I have been so lazy recently, if I'm allowed to make any excuse, because it's boiling hot in this studio... maybe Japan is becoming a tropical island... what should I do. I cannot survive.
21 June 2011
16 June 2011
1 June 2011
After the owner of Etsy shop Vitamini sent me a note to say hi, as a fellow screenprinter, I was delighted to browse her lovely shop!
(As some of you might know, I drive the old classic Mini, too)
You can find the lovely Mini Coopers on a variety of items!
In such a stylish way!
Also, check her fantastic blog (with all the nice retro stuff, too) here.
Thank you Casey for sharing your talent and love for MINI!! :)